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Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology from Ireland, including some perfectly preserved Iron Age bog bodies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Production Company:
360 Production
Producer:
Chris Nikkel
Director:
Chris Nikkel

Novels That Shaped Our World

Series 1

The Empire Writes Back

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A look at how the novel has marched in lock step with the rise, decline and fall of the British Empire. Show more

The Novel

The Empire Writes Back

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS EuropeLatest broadcast: on BBC WORLD NEWS South Asia

The final episode of the series examines how the British Empire was celebrated in the novels of some writers and taken apart and upended by others. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Concert pianist Barry Douglas and a team of musicians search for eight young novices who must learn an instrument well enough to play in an orchestral concert in just eight months. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jane Magowan
Director:
Jane Magowan
Executive Producer:
Jannine Waddell
Executive Producer:
David Cumming

Genres

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Eight Belfast school children embark on a unique musical challenge. There are a few surprises as they find out what instrument they are learning and meet their tutors. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Jane Magowan
Director:
Jane Magowan
Executive Producer:
Jannine Waddell
Executive Producer:
David Cumming
Executive Producer:
Deirdre Devlin

Genres

James May's Things You Need to Know

Series 2

Episode 2: ...about Brains

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Do you really know what is happening inside your head? James May cranks open your cranium to find out about behaviour, memory and much more from over 100 billion whizzing neurons. Show more

James May's Things You Need to Know

Series 2

Episode 4: ...about Speed

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

James May explains all you need to know about speed with a fast-moving mix of animation and motion graphics, including how to dodge a hurricane or catch bullets in your teeth. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Dance, espionage and passion come together in a powerful docudrama that tells the extraordinary story of how Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West in 1961. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Executive Producer:
Greg Sanderson
Executive Producer:
Jan Younghusband
Rudolph Nureyev:
Artem Ovcharenko
Clara Saint:
Svetlana Smirnova
Yuri Soloviev:
Artem Yakovlev
Vitaly Strizhevsky:
Yuri Utkin
Pierre Lacotte:
Denis Aliev
Konstantin Sergeyev:
Vladimir Chernychov
Alla Osipenko:
Svetlana Bednenko
Natalia Dudinskaya:
Nataliya Grigorutsa
Tamara Zakrzhevskaya:
Alina Murzagalieva
Claire Motte:
Elena Rusina
Gregor Alexinski:
Konstantin Kordo-Syesoev
Ghislaine Thesmar:
Anna Tikhomirova
Assistant Director:
Diana Ugryumova
Assistant Director:
Liza Chicherina
Production Designer:
Evgeny Drabkin
Production Assistant:
Eilis Martin
Production Assistant:
Emma Nicholson
Production Coordinator:
Robyn Gray
Production Manager:
Catherine Ross
Production Manager:
Nan Gourlay
Music Supervisor:
Ross Sellwood
Music Adviser:
Elizabeth Rogers
Colourist:
Michael Sanders
On-line editing:
Dominic McMahon
Re-recording mixer:
Dave Murricane
Assistant Producer:
Chris Marks
Associate Producer:
Yelena Durden-Smith
Director of photography:
Graham Smith
Production Company:
IWC Media

Woman's Hour

The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin guest edits Woman's Hour Takeover 2018

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

The Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin on knife and gun crime and the legacy of the Windrush generation. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Cope
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Ross
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
Interviewed Guest:
Heidi Mirza
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander McLean
Interviewed Guest:
CeCelia Wickham-Anderson
Interviewed Guest:
Pat Levy

Digging for Britain

Series 3

Episode 3: North

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Professor Alice Roberts and archaeologist Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology from the north of Britain, including a 5,000-year-old temple in Orkney. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Production Company:
360 Production

Digging for Britain

Series 3

Episode 2: West

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology. In the west of Britain, sites include Barrowclump, Durotrigues Big Dig, Winchester and Ipplepen. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Production Company:
360 Production

Digging for Britain

Series 3

Episode 1: East

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Alice Roberts and Matt Williams present 2014's most outstanding archaeology. In the east of Britain, sites include Must Farm, Colchester, Oakington, Lyminge and Silchester. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Alice Roberts
Presenter:
Matt Williams
Series Producer:
Catherine Ross
Executive Producer:
John Farren
Production Company:
360 Production

Woman's Hour

Weekend Woman's Hour: Takeover Week 2018

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for over a year

Highlights from the Woman's Hour week. Presented by Jenni Murray. Charlotte Church, one of this week's guest editors, talks about the impact of an exam culture on teenagers. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jenni Murray
Interviewed Guest:
Charlotte Church
Interviewed Guest:
Laverne Antrobus
Interviewed Guest:
Carolyn Roberts
Interviewed Guest:
Bill Lucas
Interviewed Guest:
Arianna Huffington
Interviewed Guest:
Zoe Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Pauline Pearce
Interviewed Guest:
Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Interviewed Guest:
Catherine Ross
Interviewed Guest:
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
Interviewed Guest:
Heidi Mirza
Interviewed Guest:
Katie Price
Interviewed Guest:
Dawn Childs
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Kelly
Interviewed Guest:
Helena Kennedy
Interviewed Guest:
Beeban Kidron
Interviewed Guest:
Natalie Hoole
Interviewed Guest:
Alexander McClean

Novels That Shaped Our World

Series 1

The Class Ceiling

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

This episode deals with class in all its shapes and sizes, from all sides of the class divide, in the UK, USA and India. Show more